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The Government has invoked a state of emergency to impose a partial lockdown on Madrid, one of Europe’s worst COVID-19 hotspots, after a court had struck down the measures. The move escalates a standoff between Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s PSOE government and the PP-led Madrid regional chief – Isabel Diaz Ayuso – who opposed the […]

The Government has invoked a state of emergency to impose a partial lockdown on Madrid, one of Europe’s worst COVID-19 hotspots, after a court had struck down the measures. The move escalates a standoff between Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s PSOE government and the PP-led Madrid regional chief – Isabel Diaz Ayuso – who opposed the […]

Pedro Sanchez has said that the Government plans to create over 800,000 new jobs in the next three years with aid it will receive from an EU rescue plan. Mr Sanchez made the pledge in a speech yesterday, where he said that Spain would use around €140bn in aid to generate further jobs and employment […]

Authorities in Madrid have said they will allow cocktail bars and nightclubs to operate as restaurants, in an effort to help keep businesses open during the regional lockdown. Regional vice president Ignacio Aguado said that night-time venues will be able to offer a food service from the 15th October as part of a temporary measure […]

The Ministry of Health has confirmed a further 2,099 cases of Covid-19 on Monday with 139 people dying as a result of the virus. Over the weekend the total number of cases increased by 23,480. The figures bring the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 813,412. Concerns are growing that […]

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is to present his governments plan for the economy and its recovery in a presentation at the Moncloa tomorrow. The PSOE leader is to outline the ‘Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan of the Spanish Economy’ which will explain his strategy for post-coronavirus pandemic economic recovery. After Mr Sanchez’s statement, deputy leaders […]

The first business day for Madrid under new restrictions has begun, as the country tries to control the most serious second wave of Covid-19 infections in Europe. Controls in place mean that people can travel outside their home districts across the whole region for essential journeys only. Bars and restaurants cannot serve after 22:00 and […]

The Community of Madrid has said it will comply with restrictions brought in for the region to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but will also lodge an appeal today with the Audiencia Nacional court. Under the new measures, the capital city’s borders will be closed to outsiders for non-urgent visits. Another nine cities in […]

The Spanish Government has said it will impose emergency restrictions on the capital, in an escalation of the political crisis surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Regional authorities however have said they will defy the instructions, saying they have no legal basis. The capital city, with more than 3 million people, and nine surrounding municipalities with at […]

The International Monetary Fund has issued a warning that the Spanish economy will fall by 12.8% this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. In their latest report, they said that any economic recovery is threatened by the impact of a second wave of the virus, however they did go on to say that the forecast […]